Contemplations of Miro is one of Ingrid’s most recent abstract works. There is wonderful movement in the painting as the amorphous figures seem to float and dance on the canvas. Using paint and resin, the shapes appear to jump from the canvas. The shapes evoke a feeling of strange sea creatures or perhaps as viewed under a microscope. The bright colors are evocative and there is a welcoming, whimsical sense to the painting.
As in all of Ingrid’s work, layers are integral to her creations, Contemplations of Miro is no exception. The large shapes are the first thing the viewer sees, but as we continue on one starts to see tightly written poetry flowing throughout the painting. There is a sense of reading the poem without actually reading it, more like absorbing the essence or the raw emotion of the poem. As we look deeper, we see faint rings of paint. These fine lines lead our eyes around the composition subconsciously. Again another layer for the mind to discover. It is a kind of three dimensional dance on a two dimensional surface. And the longer one looks, the more one sees. It is a work that one wants to pull up a chair in front of, get comfortable and just…look. Contemplations is an apt title for the work.
This work and other beautiful abstracts are now showing at Galerie Zuger in Vail Colorado.